phone wirings


phone_wiringsKnowing how phone wirings are made doesn’t concern many people.  Those who want to know about phone wirings are the likes of IT Managers and maintenance engineers.phone wirings

In the UK we are used to the standard BT plug and socket – these use pins 2 and 5 for speech.phone wirings

When Britons travel in Europe they see European style sockets.  These utilise the centre contacts 3 & 4.phone wirings

In offices you’ll find that structured cabling systems are more prevalent.  The way in which the phone wires are terminated on the back of the patch panels is crucial.  This depends on the phone system that’s been installed.  Get the phone wirings wrong here and the client will soon complain that they there’s a problem when they move their workers from one desk to another.phone wirings

Call the experts on 0800 652 8052
– that’s TelephoneSystemsDirect

– Platinum Business Partners

– and SME Reseller of the Year trophy holder. 

We serve the whole of mainland United Kingdom from John O’Groats to Land’s End, Holyhead to Felixstowe.  phone_wirings.pdf

Phone Line


phone_lineWhat is a phone line? Normally two bits of copper, sheathed in PVC, strung from a telephone pole overhead to your home or sometimes underground into your offices.  phone line.pdf

A phone line could be old-fashioned ANALOGUE which the majority of us have.  The phone line could be an ISDN2 or ISDN30 for businesses – these are digital and deliver many services such as Calling Line Identity and Direct Dialling Inward numbers enabling you to have loads of lines, even with only 2 physical connections.

Your analogue phone line will inevitably be set up for Broadband in the UK allowing simultaneous use of Internet browsing or email delivery while speaking over the phone line.

The latest phone line as this article is written (July2011) is a SIP phone line.  It is coming to your area soon – might already be with you – offering higher speed for downloading multi-media products such as HD TV, Video on Demand, Conferencing….and who knows what’s to come?

phone_line_platinumOne thing is certain though…and that if your firm speaks to TelephoneSystemsDirect it is more than likely that we will ensure you are not paying too much for your phone line or your calls.  We can perform an analysis to produce your unique caller profile and advise what tariffs would reduce costs.

Contact us on 0800 652 8052 for your phone line solutions.

telecom cable equipment


telecom_cable_equipmentThere are many types of telecom cable equipment.  The author thinks you need to enter a more targeted phrase into your search engine than “telecom cable equipmentâ€.  Perhaps be more specific including the type of connector, or telecom cable router equipment….telecom cable phone equipment…..telecom CAT6 cable equipment….etc.

To make your job much easier, pick up your handset, dial 0800 652 8052, and chat to Les, Danny, or Tony about telecom cable equipment.  With their experience they’ll be able to give you chapter and verse about the variety of telecom cable equipment and what’s right for your particular scenario.

telecom_cable_equipment_platinumTelephoneSystemsDirect has been serving the UK business telecom community since 1992 so know one or two things about telephony.  That’s why we have been a recent holder of the title SME Reseller of the Year.  We’re also a Samsung Platinum Business Partner, so you can be assured of sense when you talk to us.  telecom_cable_equipment.pdf

So that’s 0800 652 8052 for telecom cable equipment.

Telephone Plugs


telephone_plugsThere are all sorts of telephone plugs – they range from the good old standard BT BS6312 through to RJ11 and RJ45 that you’ll see in European hotels and your office.

Rather than try to find out about telephone plugs through the Internet you’d utilise your time better by dialling 0800 652 8052 where you can chat frankly about telephone cable plugs with our experienced telecoms teams.

telephone_plugs_-_adapterThe BS 6312 telephone plugs are what we’ve all come to recognise as UK telephone plugs and are found on all handsets and internet router adapters.  These have 6 pins of which 2 and 5 are used for voice in analogue phones while 3 and 4 are more normally utilised for digital telephones.  1 and 6 are sometimes for power.  Here’s a useful link.

In today’s modern offices you’ll discover telephone plugs that look like a dongle for your PC – these are adaptors for converting a structured cabling outlet so that the phone can be plugged in.

0800 652 8052 gets you in touch with some sensible talking on telephone plugs.Telephone_Plugs_plat

telephone cable plugs


telephone_cable_plugsThere are all sorts of telephone cable plugs – they range from the LJU2/1 through to RJ11 and RJ45.  telephone_cable_plugs.pdf

Rather than try to find out about telephone cable plugs through the Internet you’d utilise your time better by dialling 0800 652 8052 where you can chat about telephone cable plugs with our experienced telephony advisors.

The BS6312 telephone cable plugs are what we’ve all come to understand as UK telephone cable plugs.  There are 6 pins of which 2 and 5 carry voice in analogue phones while 3 and 4 are more normally utilised for digital telephones.  1 and 6 are for power.  In domestic houses you used to get bell tinkle.  This was because the wiring in the telephone cable plugs didn’t have an adequate shunt capacitor fitted.

In today’s offices you’ll see telephone cable plugs that look like PC dongles – these are adapters from structured cabling outlets so that the phone can be plugged in.

0800 652 8052 gets you in touch with some sensible talking on telephone cable plugs.

telecom wiring


telecom_wiringHow many miles of telecom wiring are there in the World?  Well Wiki think that there is 1,525,000,000 in the US alone – that’s quite a bit – so you can conservatively multiply that by 100,000 !   telecom wiring.pdf

At Telephone Systems Direct our technicians have been installing telecom wiring since 1992 when we started up.  Perhaps they’ve run in a few thousand kilometres of telecom wiring in one format or another.  One thing’s for sure – all that copper weighs a helluva lot is worth a fortune and that’s why it gets stolen.

telecom_wiring_CAT5In the UK the telecom wiring standard that GPO telephones install in homes was CW1308– that’s 2 or 3 pair twisted wires in a PVC sheath to you and me!

However the telecom wiring that you find in modern offices is CAT5 or CAT6 UTP – this is structured cabling that provided eight conductors between a communications room or old fashioned distribution frame and the socket outlets next to your desks.  This is a system that doesn’t care what’s attached to it – so that you can put computer data, telephony or video signals through it with the appropriate adapters plugged into each end.  Saves on loads of different engineers being called in every time a new solution is installed by your company.

For a telecom wiring quote – ring us at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

Telecommunications Wiring Cabling


telecommunications_wiring_cablingFor telecommunications wiring cabling phone 0800 652 8052 – we don’t mince our words when we talk about telecommunications wiring cabling – we’ll tell you quite frankly whether to use CW1308 or CAT5e.

Unfortunately we don’t do domestic telecommunications wiring cabling – only business.

Today’s telecommunications wiring and cabling in offices is much more flexible that it used to be.  Then it was point-to-point for specific telephones.  Each end was terminated with a special IDC tool and to move it you needed to call in an engineer – not a cost you need if you wanted to shift just one point.  Now you have structured cabling which allows you to relocate staff easily by re-patching.

Telecommunications wiring varied from a single twisted pair through thick armoured underground cables to high-speed fibre-optic.  Read more in the attached PDF:  telecommunications wiring cabling.pdf

Ring us for a quote on telecommunications wiring / cabling on 0800 652 8052.  You’ll find that our customers appreciate how we do things and that’s why we’ve been an SME Reseller of the Year trophy holder!

telephone wiring


telephone_wiringHow many miles of telephone wiring are there in the World?  Well in the US alone Wiki think that there is 1,525,000,000 – that’s quite a lot – so you can at least multiply that by 100,000 – conservatively!  telephone_wiring.pdf

telephone_wiring_cat_5In the UK CW1308 was the telephone wiring standard that GPO telephones installed in homes – that’s 2 or 3 pair twisted cable to you and me!

However the telephone wiring that you find in offices today is Category or CAT5(e) – this is structured cabling that provided eight conductors between a central communications room (or distribution frame) and the socket outlets next to desks.  This is a system that is independent of what’s attached to it – so that you can put computer data, telephony or video signals through it with the appropriate adapters plugged into the faceplates.  Saves on loads for different engineers every time a new solution is adopted by your company.

At Telephone Systems Direct our technicians have been installing telephone wiring since 1992 when we started up.  Perhaps they’ve run in a few thousand kilometres of telephone wiring in one form or another.  One thing’s for sure – all that copper is worth a fortune and that’s why it gets stolen.

For a telephone wiring quote – ring us at TelephoneSystemsDirect on 0800 652 8052.

network installation


network_installationGetting your Voice network installation right first time need a bit of help from the professionals!

A computer network installation needs a nerd (commonly called an IT Manager) – i.e. someone who understands sub net masking and firewalls, and DNS servers……..

For your telephone network installation it’s a lot simpler, UNLESS you have decided to go down the VoIP route.  In this case your network installation engineer should have a close liaison with the IT-Manager because if the routers and switches don’t have QOS (Layer 3 and later ones usually do) then the network installation will not live up to your expectations.

To have a successful phone network installation speak to the advisors at TelephoneSystemsDirect.  The team has been providing solutions to the business community since 1992 and knows all the pit falls of network installation and how to avoid them.

Telephone Systems Direct is a one-stop-shop for telecommunications from structured cabling to national networking using BEST BUY (What to Buy for Business magazine) systems.  network_installation.pdf

That’s 0800 652 8052 for network installation.

network installations


network_installationsGetting your Voice network installations correct needs a bit of help from the professionals!

Computer network installations need an IT Manager (commonly called a nerd) – i.e. someone who knows about sub-net masking and firewalls, DNS servers…….and the like!

For your telephone network installations it’s a lot easier, UNLESS you have opted to go along the VoIP route.  In this scenario your network installations techie should have a close relationship with the IT-Manager because if the switches, hubs and routers don’t have QOS (Layer 3 and later ones usually do) then the network installations will not come up to your expectation.

To have successful phone network installations chat to the team at Telephone Systems Direct.  We’ve been providing solutions to the business community from 1992 and know all the likely pit falls of network installations and how to prevent them.

TelephoneSystemsDirect is a one-stop-shop for communications from CAT5 structured cabling to national networking and home-working using BEST BUY systems (see: What to Buy for Business magazine)  network_installations.pdf

That’s 0800 652 8052 for network installations.